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Agreement Solidifies a Strategic, International Business and Telecom Hub in Portugal

MORRISTOWN, NJ - March 4, 2005 --

Tyco Telecommunications, a leading provider of international wholesale capacity and colocation services on the Tyco Global Network (TGN), announced today that it has signed a multi-year contract for premium colocation services at the TGN Lisbon TelExchange Center (TEC) with Portugal-based NFSI, a rapidly growing Internet service provider and value-added service host. This agreement establishes the TGN Lisbon TEC as a strategic, international business and telecom hub within Portugal and enables NFSI to expand its portfolio of services, including dedicated hosting, multimedia hosting, server colocation and disaster recovery solutions for its customers worldwide.

NFSI signed the contract for colocation services in late December 2004 and has brought their operations on line at the TGN-hosted Lisbon facility this month. This move underscores the companies’ dedication to the development of the Portuguese market and NFSI’s role as a driving force in the industry.

“As Lisbon is a key geographical gateway connecting Portugal to Europe and the United States, Tyco Telecommunications’ Lisbon TEC is strategically located to help us serve our customers,” stated Nuno Vieira, NFSI’s chief technical officer. “We chose Tyco Telecommunications based on TGN’s unrivaled quality standards, seamless global connectivity and overall attention to customer details. This agreement provides us with the latest in technology and security, contributing to the expansion and growth of our products and services. TGN and the Lisbon TEC are key enablers that support our current and future business needs for long-term mission-critical data centers.”

“The rapid growth in the Portuguese marketplace has enabled both NFSI and Tyco Telecommunications to provide world class services at the TGN Lisbon TEC, Portugal’s premiere colocation facility, while enabling each company to concentrate on their respective core competencies in order to provide our customers with innovative, comprehensive solutions,” stated Michael Shanahan, Tyco Telecommunications´ executive director of Sales EMEA-South.

TGN TelExchange Centers are strategically located in key business and telecom hubs around the world. These state of the art colocation facilities link TGN with terrestrial networks, metro rings and regional telecommunications hubs and provide ideal solutions for carriers, ISPs and multinational corporations requiring dedicated transmission capacity between international locations and/or a secure site for data storage and disaster recovery. With 24/7/365 customer support, security and guaranteed power protection, Tyco Telecommunications’ TelExchange Centers provide a safe and secure environment for equipment, and offer a cost-effective alternative to owning and managing space.

About Tyco Telecommunications
Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, is one of the world’s largest providers of advanced global broadband communication solutions. The company sells secure city-to-city capacity services, colocation and managed services on its global fiber optic network – Tyco Global Network (TGN), which connects key telecom and business markets in Asia, Europe and the USA. Tyco Telecommunications offers a portfolio of global wholesale capacity services to carriers, ISPs, content providers, broadband service providers and large multi-national corporations. They are also one of the world's leading suppliers of undersea fiber optic networks and marine services. For more information on Tyco Telecommunications visit

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